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Mysore Palace is a gem of regal heritage, enchanting visitors with architecture, dating back to late nineteenth and early twentieth century of Indo-Saracenic designs. A spectacular light show illuminates Mysore palace on Sundays, public holidays and during the Dasara celebrations when 97,000 electric light bulbs are switched on. Located at Sayyaji Rao Rd, Mysuru, Karnataka 570001, south India. The grounds also face the magnificent Chamundi Hills eastwards of the inner region of Mysuru. Visitors can embark on a journey through Mysore’s heritage during the week between 10am and 5.30pm.

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Mysore Zoo, officially known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is home to a sanctuary of 168 species of wildlife fauna from India and botanical beauty, spreading across a 157-acres (64 ha) of lush greenery. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in south India. A great day of exploration for wildlife and nature enthusiasts,as activities will keep you and your family entertained.

Mysore Zoo is dependent on entry fees to finance the running of the centre, however an improved adoption scheme introduced in the early year of 2000 has been a success, welcoming celebrities, institutions, and animal lovers to contribute directly to the welfare of the zoo inmates. Visit Mysuru Zoo at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Indiranagar, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010, India, open between 08:30 – 5:30 pm.

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KRS dam built in 1932,is located 12kms from northwest of mysore. The project was designed by foresighted engineer sir M Vishveshwarya and constructed during the rule of Krishnaraja wadiyar IV.The dam is around 8600ft. long and 130ft. height with a reservoir spread over an area of 13osq.kms.It represents a marvel of civil engineer achievements in pre-independence India and was among the first in the world to use automatic sluice gates. There is a boating pond to across the dam from the south bank to the north bank and the northern edge are the dancing fountains the beautiful Brindavan gardens is located just below the KRS dam.

Srirangapatna is an island in the river Kaveri, about 14 km from Mysore. In Srirangapatna is the Dariya Daulat Palace (Summer Palace) that is set amidst beautiful gardens called Daria Daulat Bagh. Tippu Sultan popularly known as the “Tiger of Mysore”, built this palace in 1784 and ruled Mysore from here for a short time after his father Hyder Ali wrested power from the Wodeyars in the middle of the 18th century. The palace is built in the Indo-Sarcenic style in mostly made of teakwood. The palace has a rectangular plan and is built on a raised platform.

The Gumbaz was raised by Tippu Sultan in 1782-84 at Seringapatam to serve as a mausoleum for his father and mother. The mausoleum was surrounded by a cypress garden which is said to have different species of flowering trees and plants collected by Tippu Sultan from Persia, Ottoman Turkey, Kabul and French Mauritius. The original carved doors of the mausoleum have been removed and are now displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The present doors made of ebony and beautifully decorated with ivory was gifted by Lord Dalhousie

This used to be a famous shooting spot, clean and open for general public to enjoy the river. Now it feels like an extension of paschima vahini with all the last …

This is situated on the banks of Cauvery river, upstream of Sanagama. It is an ideal spot for picnics and many movie scenes have been shot at this location. A temple dedicated to sri kashi visweswara swamy is located on the banks. Coracle rides and bathing completes a visit to this place

Other Places

 Ooty is a town and municipality in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located 86 km north of Coimbatore and 128 km south of Mysore and is the capital of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Ooty is situated in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Many of the forested areas and water bodies are off-limits to most visitors to protect this fragile ecosystem. Some areas of the Biosphere Reserve have been earmarked for tourism development, and steps are being undertaken to open these areas to visitors whilst conserving the area. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 metres (7,350 feet) above sea level.

Madikeri is a hill station town in Madikeri taluk in Karnataka state, India. It is the headquarters of the district of Kodagu (also called Coorg). It is a popular tourist destination. Madikeri features a tropical highland climate as it has an elevation of 1170 metres  (3838 feet). Madikeri is located at 12.42°N 75.73°E. Madikeri lies in the Western Ghats and is a popular hill station. The nearest cities are Mangaluru to the west, and Mysuru to the east. The mean daily minimum temperature is lowest in January at about 11 °C.Maximum temperature in summer is around 24 °C to 27 °C. With the onset of the south-west monsoon, the temperature decreases in June and the weather becomes chilly.The lowest temperature recorded is 4.5 °C.

Museums

Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion is a building in Mysore city, Karnataka. It is located in the green surroundings of Manasagangothri, the campus of the University of Mysore. It rises on a hillock on the west side of Kukkarahalli Kere(lake). The Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion houses a museum of priceless collections of artifacts. The Karnataka government classifies it as a heritage structure.

The mansion was built in 1905, during the period of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, for princess Jayalakshmi Ammani, the eldest daughter of the Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar, at a cost of Rs. 7 lakhs. The location was intentionally chosen to be on top of a small hillock above Kukkarahalli Kere(lake). It was originally called ‘the First Rajkumari Mansion’. The first princess Jayalakshmi, was married to Sirdar M. Kantharaj Urs in 1897, who later became the Dewan of Mysore. Kantharaj Urs had a house in the Fort of the Palace called “Gunamba House” after his mother. The mansion was built to be commensurate with their status of princess and dewan.

The mansion was acquired by the University of Mysore to establish a postgraduate centre in its campus known as Manasagangotri. The building was in a state of neglect for a very long time. The building was restored at a cost of Rs. 1.17 crores with funds from the Infosys Foundation. Renovation began in 2002, and completed in 2006. It was inaugurated by the governor of Karnataka on 16 January 2006 by switching on this new illumination system.

India’s first Sand Sculpture Museum is in Mysore. It is a unique museum where one finds the heritage of Mysore crafted into sand. Located near Chamundi Hills, this Museum is worth a visit. It is incredible to note that these marvelous pieces of art were made using just sand and water. A giant 15 feet Ganesha statue right at the entrance is followed by variety of themes including Tom & Jerry, Mysore Kings, Chamundeswari Goddess, landscapes and animals. The sand sculpture museum takes you to another world for half an hour

The Railway Museum was established in 1979 by Indian Railways, the second such museum after the National Railway Museum in Delhi. The museum is opposite the Central Food Technology and Research Institute on Krishnaraja Sagar Road. It has locomotives and a gallery of photographs and paintings depicting the growth of railways in India. Railway signals and lights are also displayed. The museum has a battery-operated mini-train giving a short ride for children on the grounds.

The Regional Museum of Natural History at Mysore, was inaugurated on 20 May 1995. It was undertaken by the government of India, ministry of environment and forests. The museum is located on the banks of Karanji Lake, with the Chamundi Hills visible in the background. It is now a landmark in the city. The museum exhibits plants, animals and geology of the southern region of India. The galleries emphasize the conservation of nature and natural resources while depicting ecological interrelationship among plants and animals. Visually challenged students can feel the exhibits of animals on the premises. The museum provides an extracurricular activity for schools and promotes environmental awareness.

The folklore museum that contains representative collections of art and crafts from all over Karnataka. The museum was founded in 1968. It is located in the University of Mysore in the Manasagangothri campus in the Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion. Since its foundation the University of Mysore has contributed to study of folklore, and the museum has been developed to its present level by scholars such as P.R.Thippeswamy, Javeregowda and Jeesham Paramashivaiah. P.R.Thippeswamy brought material from all over Karnataka to increase the museum’s collection. As a folklore museum it not only showcases items but also elements of music, dance and drama.

The Shell Museum in Glandford, Norfolk is the oldest museum in the county and holds one of the country’s largest collections of sea shells. It was founded by Alfred Jodrell. As well as sea shells it contains articles made out of shells,  fossils, bird eggs and local archaeological finds.[2] It also has a collection of work by John Craske.

This museum is based on music and musical instruments. This one-of-its kind museum exhibits over 100 life-size wax statues and over 300 musical instruments categorised in various bands and stage settings. Representing Stone Age to Modern instruments, some of the bands and genres displayed are Indian Classical North & South, Punjabi Bhangra, South Indian, Jazz, Rock, Middle East etc. It was established in October 2010.

Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion is a building in Mysore city, Karnataka. It is located in the green surroundings of Manasagangothri, the campus of the University of Mysore. It rises on a hillock on the west side of Kukkarahalli Kere(lake). The Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion houses a museum of priceless collections of artifacts. The Karnataka government classifies it as a heritage structure.

Mysore is the kind of city where quaint and pretty buildings boast a pedigree going back to the last century. Round the corner from the palace is a bright red structure with white trimming. Called the Gun House, this building goes back more than a century and is a remnant of the city’s colonial past. When built, it was ‘gun-shed, guard and office rooms’. The building is a mix of Tudor turrets and European Baroque elements. The central hall has a sloped roof with dormer windows while the front arched openings have a stonework frame done in white. Rooms flank both ends and have gabled roofs with moulded pediments.

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) or National Museum of Humankind or Museum of Man is an anthropology museum located in Bhopal, India, to present an integrated story of the evolution of man and culture with special reference to India. It spreads over an area of about 200 acres on the Shyamla Hills in the city. This museum depicts the story of mankind in time and space. Located on Bhopal’s upper lake, ‘Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya’ can be accessed either from Lake View Road or from another road near Demonstration School. IGRMS has a few permanent exhibitions, broadly categorized as a) Open-exhibitions, b) Indoor galleries (Veethi-Sankul and Bhopal Gallery) and c) Periodical/ Temporary exhibitions. It also has other exhibitions categorized as 1. Online exhibitions, 2. Travelling exhibitions, 3. Special exhibitions and 4. Ongoing exhibitions.